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Paragould calls for special election for proposed sales tax

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Paragould City Council has voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that could implement a news sales tax.

The Paragould City Clerk's Office confirmed Tuesday that an ordinance calling for a special election to implement a quarter of a cent sales tax to be used for economic development purposes. The ordinance states that it will be used to "stimulate the economy and to support the creation and retention of private sector jobs."

The special election will be held on June 14. We will continue tracking this election and keep you informed on the latest.

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